Thinking about starting a family? Take our preconception quiz and find out if your body is ready for pregnancy.
Are you taking the birth control pill?
When did you last have a Pap smear and physical?
Are you up to date on your immunizations?
How often do you exercise?
Do you take a multivitamin?
Do you smoke?
Do you drink?
How much coffee, tea, or caffeinated soda do you drink?
How much water do you drink daily?
What’s your food of choice?
How would you describe your weight?
How much sleep do you get, on average, each night?
What’s your blood pressure?
What’s your stress level?
Are you exposed to any chemicals or toxins at work or at home (mold, exhaust, pesticides, and so on)?
Do you currently take any medications?
Shape up, mama: Uh-oh! Your Body Might Not Be Ready
You may need to step back and do some work before trying to conceive. Be sure to make an appointment with your physician for a physical and to get a thorough assessment of what you can do to make sure you’re on track for a healthy and happy pregnancy. You may need to make some sacrifices, but when you get the good news that you’re pregnant, it will all be worth while!
Keep it up, mama: You're Getting There!
Do you have questions about how to best improve your health and lifestyle? Make an appointment with your primary care physician or your OB-GYN to discuss steps you can take to ensure you’re in tip-top shape for pregnancy.
Good job, mama: Congratulations! Your Body is Probably Ready
You’re taking good care of your body and are on the right track for a healthy and happy pregnancy. Keep up the good work!